Should there be a tag for the index package? Being a rather generic term, it's hard to search for.

There's a tag which covers generic index-related issues. This isn't necessarily appropriate for issues that are specific to one particular package.

There's a tag with only two questions: How to display index entries on the same line as the text being indexed which is about LaTeX's built-in indexing facilities, and the question I just posted babel and index both redefine \markboth and \markright which is about the index package.

If a tag is warranted, what should it be called? ?

A tag called is likely to be used to mean indexing in general. In fact, should be made a synonym of to avoid being recreated?

  • 3
    [index-package] seems the best idea still available. very slippery situation, but not unique. Feb 11, 2016 at 19:49
  • @barbarabeeton seems to have been a widespread practice in the early days for many package authors to simply "capture" a topic, naming the package as the topic, the macros according to the topic, with no prefix whatsoever....
    – user4686
    Feb 17, 2016 at 7:56

1 Answer 1


I think that should be made a synonym of , and should be created for the package, as barbara suggests. This is similar to the situation with and .

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .